WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Five Monmouth University programs were recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for perfect multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the latest release from the organization.
Women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s golf, men’s tennis, and the men’s cross country program led the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with perfect multi-year APR scores for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Monmouth’s men’s basketball program earned a score of 991, which was second in the Colonial Athletic Conference and tied for 19th out of 357 programs in the NCAA.
In bowling, Monmouth came in second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) with a 993 multi-year APR score, which was the third-best score in the nation.
Eleven Monmouth programs earned perfect single-year Academic Progress Rate scores for the 2021-22 academic year. Baseball, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s tennis, bowling, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s softball, women’s soccer, and women’s tennis were the teams recognized with perfect APR scores.
The NCAA annually honors teams earning multiyear Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.
Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility, graduation and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.
The Academic Progress Rate (APR) holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term.
APR is calculated as follows:
Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.
A complete list of Monmouth programs with perfect multi-year APR scores broken down by year is below.
|Team||Year||Perfect Multi-Year APR Score|
|Men’s Cross Country||2020-2021||1000|
|Men’s Cross Country||2021-2022||1000|